WALKMAN LANDS THE ODDS AT NEWBRIDGE

Michael Fortune

The Eugene Price owned Pennys Walkman (Superior Product/ Pennys Lace) easily justified his 4-7 odds in the final of the €1,800 Track Bookmakers A3/4 final at Newbridge on Friday night.


GOOD QUALITY ON DISPLAY IN DONAL SCANLON MEMORIAL

Peter Farrell

The two semi- finals of the ‘Donal Scanlon A2 525’ was the highlight on Limerick’s Friday night card and they certainly didn't disappoint as the 29 second barrier was smashed in both semis.


FLYING TIMES AT DUNDALK

Michael Fortune

There were some flying times at Dundalk last weekend with Stefans Lad and Blame The Game the star performers.


WALDMAN LEADS A PRICE TREBLE

Michael Fortune

Rathangan’s Eugene Price had quite a night at Newbridge on Friday where produced Pennys Waldman (Superior Product/ Pennys Lady) to post the fastest time in the semi-finals of the Track Bookmakers A3/4 and also won two supporting finals.


LIKELY GOES FASTEST IN LENNON SEMI-FINALS

Michael Fortune

Appropriately enough, the Lennon family will play a significant role in the final of the Pauline Lennon Memorial A3 at Kilkenny on December 14th.


A CUIL DOUBLE FOR HUGHES

Michael Fortune

Liam Hughes has been enjoying a great run with his Cuil dogs recently and he had a fine double at Shelbourne on Friday with Cuil Legend winning the night’s featured A1/2 550 decider.


WALDMAN SETS THE NEWBRIDGE PACE

Michael Fortune

Eugene Price’s Pennys Waldman (Superior Product/ Pennys Lady) was fastest in the first round heats of the Track Bookmakers A3/4 at Newbridge on Friday.


LEAHY’S LENNON DOUBLE AT KILKENNY

Michael Fortune

Kilkenny specialist Murt Leahy struck at the double in the heats of the Pauline Lennon Memorial A3 first round heats at St James Park on Friday.


OZZY BURSTS ONTO THE SCENE

Peter Farrell

Friday night’s meeting at Galway saw the emergence of a future star in the form of the Shane Flanagan owner ‘Rockmount Ozzy’.


YOUNGSTER CAVIES BILKO WINS BY A LONG LONG WAY

Barry Drake

Cavies Bilko (Romeo Recruit-Creamery Abbey) looks a youngster with a very bright future after posting a superb winning performance in Friday night's closing race at Curraheen Park.


JET LIVES UP TO NAME IN FINAL AS O'LEARY'S LOHER DOGS DO IT AGAIN

Barry Drake

Cosard Jet (Droopys Jet-Dunquin Bound) came with a late quick run to win the final of the €1,000 to the winner Listowel Coursing Club Buster Stakes final at Tralee on Friday night.


REILLY CLEARS UP THE CONFUSION AT GALWAY

Paul Cooney

He may have won Open races at Galway in the past but when he was doing so, Gerry Manley’s Confused Reilly was in fact an A1 runner whose early paced racing style had seen him immensely consistent while capable of taking on and beating rivals in that top grade.


LIAM’S SMASHING CUIL DOUBLE

Michael Fortune

Liam Hughes has been enjoying a fine run with his Cuil dogs and they scored a great double last night at Shelbourne when landing the two semi-finals of an A2 525.


VETERANS BOLT & BUTTSY REMAIN IN BRILLIANT FORM AT GALWAY

Paul Cooney

A number of weeks ago, we highlighted the wonderful career of Brian & John O'Connell’s Wilrose Bolt (Capoola Willrose-Mc Hugh Sonia) on the occasion of his fourteenth race victory which came beyond six years of age.


FINE WINE LIVES UP TO NAME IN UNRACED SEMIS AT CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

The semi-finals of the Suirside Restaurant Unraced Bitch 525 Yard Stake were the feature of the Friday programme at Clonmel and the second heat returned the fastest effort when John Franklin’s Fine Wine (Tullymurry Act-Diva Express) produced a brilliant display of early pace when progressing from her first round third.


MORE EXCITING YOUNGSTERS IN ACTION AT KILCOHAN PARK AS CRONIN LANDS A TREBLE

Barry Drake

There were plenty of smart youngsters in action below in Kilcohan Park on Friday night as the Peter Cronin Racing Open Unraced Stake got underway.


HONTHEHILL IS ON A HIGH IN GOBA SEMIS AT LIMERICK

Paul Cooney

The semi-finals of the Limerick & Clare GOBA A2 525 Yard Stake appeared warm contests on the Friday card at Limerick and proved just that when Norma & Liam Lenihan’s Honthehill (Droopys Cain-Black Hopit) bounced back to his best form to claim the opening heat in impressive fashion.


MIKE GOES BALISTIC IN FRIDAY FINAL AT GALWAY

Paul Cooney

The Christmas Party Bookings A7 525 Yard Stake Final was the feature of the Friday programme at Galway and it proved a thrilling, eventful showdown for the €900 winner’s prize when gamely claimed by Pat O'Donohue & Donal Cooney’s Balistic Mike (Kinloch Brae-Balistic Nina), in a three-way photo-finish!


HOWTH MAKES IT FOUR FOR LIAM

Michael Fortune

Liam O’Rourke has his string firing on all cylinders at the moment and he had a night to remember at Shelbourne on Friday as he sent out four winners including Howth Head who posted a fastest of the night 28.58 in the finale.


PADDY ON TOP IN A VERY TIGHT FINISH

Barry Drake

Hillview Paddy (Scolari Me Daddy-Droopys Axis) came out on top in Friday night's final of the Steve Kennedy Memorial A5 stake at Tralee.


NO KEEPING UP WITH THE JONES’S AT GALWAY

Paul Cooney

It could hardly be labelled a rare occurrence at Galway but the Friday action brought another double achievement for the Cloughjordan kennels of Liam & Mary Jones when claiming the concluding events on the card with a brace of comrades from their April 2015 litter by Kinloch Brae out of Lingrawn Cracker.


LARRY LANDS SPOILS IN HOT UNRACED STAKE AT CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

A renowned venue for unveiling future stars with a host of unraced sweepstakes throughout the season, Clonmel has seen some scintillating action in a brace of such events over the past month and completing his consistent passage through the Kilsheelan Gallop & F.O.C.T.L. Unraced 525 Yard Stake on Sunday, Larry O’Rourke’s Riverside Larry (Kinloch Brae-Ballydoyle Honey) returned a dominant winner when displaying his click early pace to lead throughout his final showdown.


WANGANUI A STAYING STAR A CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

A brace of 750 yard sweepstakes have returned sizzling staying action at Clonmel over the past two weekends and two brilliant final showdowns illuminated last Sunday’s programme as John Quinn’s Wanganui (Droopys Cain-Sparkle Opal) again led the way when gamely claiming victory in the Friends Of Clonmel Track Lotto D4 750 Final.


BEN MAKES FANTASY DEBUT AT CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

An all graded programme at Clonmel on Friday this week was set alight in the N1/A6 525 Yard contest where Leslie Coveney’s Fantasy Ben (Kinloch Brae/Rushmoorbeatrice) returned a wonderful display on debut for a fastest of the night, 28.86 (-10).


BALLYMAC HEATHER QUICKEST IN TRALEE FEATURE

Barry Drake

The Liam Dowling-trained Ballymac Heather went quickest in the semi-finals of the Steve Kennedy Memorial in Tralee on Friday night.


WANGANUI LEADS WAY ON WARM STAYERS NIGHT AT CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

Sunday night brought the welcome return of six bend racing to Clonmel with semi-finals in a brace of twelve runner events and setting the standard amidst some sizzling displays was John Quinn’s highly progressive youngster Wanganui (Droopys Cain/Sparkle Opal) when leading throughout her heat in the Friends Of Clonmel Track Lotto D4 750.


SAMMIE THE GAIN HERO AS TUCKER SCORES A 25TH

Michael Fortune

Just five spots separated the four second round heat winners in the €5,000 Gain Dog Nutrition A3 at Kilkenny on Friday and the quickest run was the 29.25 from the Murt Leahy trained Sawdust Sammie (Tullymurry Act/ Lemon Lucy) in winning the opening heat.


DECLAN DOMINANT IN SLICK SPRINT SUCCESS AT CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

An attractive graded programme at Clonmel returned many impressive displays throughout Sunday’s action but stealing the show in the S1 300 yard contest was Patrick & John Doyle’s Knockduff Declan (Romeo Recruit-Whiteys Jewel) when producing a sizzling 16.07 in a powerful display of early pace.


FRANK FASTEST OF NOVICE ACTION ON FRIDAY AT CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

Second round action in the Kilsheelan Gallop & F.O.C.T.L. Unraced 525 Yard Stake saw the complexion of the event change markedly with no repeat winner from a week ago and some shock eliminations on an eventful Friday programme.